Crime Watch

| 29 Sep 2015 | 11:27


TeenforgerA youthful offender offended yet again. At 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, a 19-year-old man entered the Bank of America at First Avenue and 72nd Street and attempted to cash a check for $661. Suspicious, the bank called the customer who allegedly had signed the check and found that he had not authorized or written this particular check. The 19-year-old was arrested on charges of possessing a forged instrument and petit larceny. Though still a teenager, the perpetrator had six prior arrests on his record.

Vile JuvenilesA street witness helped save a motorbike from a gang of young thieves. At 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, a 27-year-old woman parked her 2014 Kymco on 78th Street between First and Second Avenues. Sometime later, a 43-year-old man on the street saw six young men attempting to steal the vehicle. The witness called 911, and police were able to arrest all six. The oldest member of the gang was 17 years old, and the others were all juveniles. They were charged with grand larceny auto.

Bad WorkA 61-year-old woman reported that jewelry valued at $105,000 was missing following work done on her 88th Street apartment. The woman told police that numerous people had access to her premises, between Park and Fifth Avenues from Sept. 15 to Sept. 27. When the work was done, a diamond ring, an emerald ring and a diamond tennis bracelet were missing from a jewelry box in her dresser drawer.

Ex-RolexBetween noon and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, a 75-year-old woman was having her nails done in a salon on Second Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets. She took her watch off during the procedure and laid it on a table. When her nails were done, her watch was gone. Police are hopeful that store surveillance video will help lead to an arrest. The watch stolen was a Rolex of unstated value.

UnfurnishedA man trying to furnish his apartment reported that jewelry worth nearly $18,000 was taken from a bedroom closet. Between Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 27, the 28-year-old man living on Third Avenue between 90th and 91st Streets was having furniture delivered. During that time, a number of people had access to his apartment. After everything had been delivered, he discovered that a number of pieces of jewelry had been removed from a box on a shelf in his bedroom closet, including an Omega watch, two gold rings, Tiffany cufflinks, a gold bracelet, and an 1822 gold coin valued at $5,000. The total stolen came to $17,677.